The US newwave trio Zodiac Panthers revealed a new song recently – Primal Astrology.
On hitting play the listener is immediately drawn to the best of CBGBs on the late ’70s with the carefree low slung guitar and bass combinations pumped along by a busy drumkit with the slurried vocal rounding out the sound.
Appropriately all over in less than two and three quarters, such is its infectious nature the audience finds themselves chanting along with the chorus on first play through.
What more does rock’n’roll need than this jewel I wonder?
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The US dark-rock band »radiant devices« released the LP unheeded on the 16th.
Pulling out a variety of steel percussion options surrounded by a thumping drum-kit, beating bass and morose guitar forms the foundation for their bleak soundscape. A quietly laid synth along with varied other instruments afford the songs their disturbing mantle with all tied together by an expressive vocal and the listener finds themselves completely immersed in the approximately thirty three minutes, six track album, which is available on bandcamp.
Before She Wakes (Pray) is the antepenultimate song.
The US alt-rock quartet, MrVampire, released the single What’s Missing today.
MrVampire are self-evidently a group of able song writers as What’s Missing (available on bandcamp), despite only lasting a smidgen over four minutes covers a wide soundscape of washed melodies that cosset the audience in a warm blanket.
The duo of guitars allow the track to develop the layers of the song while a cymbal centric drum-kit affords a clever pivot for phrases to rotate as the bass gently pulses under the radar and the voice, which has a sympathetic and well delivered emotional timbre is rounded by supporting chorus at well judged moments – all in all What’s Missing – which at its heart and soul is a rock’n’roll number – is adorned by superlative elements, without being overdone, to deliver a song that has the listener putting it on continual loop.
The US dreamgaze quartet Why Bonnie release their début EP In Water on the 16th.
A four track, roughly thirteen minutes, EP (available on bandcamp) which fills the room with luxurious plumes of delayed-echoing guitar, dream-sequence electronica, fused percussion, dampened bass and a luxurious vocal resulting in an overall sound that minds of a scrumptious baked brie just out of the oven.